The Federal University of Minas Gerais is the oldest free public higher education institution in Minas Gerais. With almost a century of life, the institution is a regional and national leader in teaching, extension, culture, scientific research and generation of patents, in several areas of knowledge.

Its community brings together around 72,000 people in the cities of Belo Horizonte, Montes Claros, Diamantina and Tiradentes, which are organized around 77 undergraduate courses, 80 graduate programs, and more than 750 research centers. In 2016, UFMG achieved 1076 patent registrations, which gives it a leading position among higher education institutions in the country. 

Since the creation of UFMG, its graduates have exerted a great influence on cultural, political and economic life, acting, with emphasis, as educators of the intelligentsia, arts, science, and taking part in the management of companies, various entities, of the state and from the country.

The event will take place in the School of Engeneering, at the Pampulha campus.